University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 13 December 2007 : Advertisements


Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:

The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.

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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that this is the final Gazette of term. Publication for Hilary Term will start on 10 January. The usual deadline will apply. The Gazette wishes all advertisers a happy New Year for 2008.

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Carol Service

OULS and Bodleian Library Carol Service in the Divinity School, Tues. 18 Dec., 12.30–1.30. Followed by a glass of wine and mince pies. All staff and readers are most welcome. Come for all or part of this celebration of Christmas in readings and carols. Details: Simon Bentley 77204 or Richard Budgen 70731.

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Sixth Form scholarships

Sixth Form scholarships—d'Overbroeck's College. Applications invited from academically ambitious candidates who would like to join our Sixth Form in September 2008. The following scholarships are available: science, art, performing arts, general academic and environmental awareness (new). We also offer an Access scholarship for an outstanding candidate whose family could not otherwise consider independent education. For details, please contact the Sixth Form Office on 01865 310000 or

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Oxford University Newcomers' Club has moved to the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3SZ. The Club welcomes the wives, husbands or partners of newly arrived graduates and visiting academics to the University. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at the University Club every Wed. 10.30–12 noon from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–12 noon. Other term-time activities include an Art Group, a Book Group, Informal Conversation Group, Garden Group, Antiques Group, village walks and tours to colleges, museums and other places of interest. Visit our website:

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30 am–5 pm, Sat. 10 am–4 pm. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years' experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees Limited: tree care specialists; local authority-approved contractors; fully insured and qualified; tree stump removal. Reports, surveys, free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850.

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases and wardrobes, etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75 per cent pass rate (national average: 45 per cent). Free 1 hour when you book your first 2-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

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Tuition Offered

Teaching English to Foreigners: Angela Harwood (CELTA—Cambridge) qualified, experienced teacher, offers private English lessons to foreign students individually or in groups of up to 6. Available days or evenings during term-time and holidays, either on-site or at a central Oxford location. Specialist in conversational, academic, business, legal and medical English; preparation for IELTS exams; and preparation/correction of theses in English. Email: Phone: 07770 738 977.

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Situations Vacant

College of Engineering, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Alfaisal University is a private, not-for-profit, research university, comprising the Colleges of Engineering, Science and General Studies, Medicine, and Business, and will commence its programmes in Autumn 2008. The College of Engineering will offer undergraduate and graduate programmes in electrical, computer, mechanical, aerospace, materials and chemical engineering. All programmes have been developed by renowned scholars from leading universities in the UK and the US. Alfaisal Engineering seeks candidates for the following positions, commencing in August 2008: Founding Senior Faculty, Research Scientists, Lecturers, Post-docs, Instructors and Engineers. The deadline for applications is 31 Dec. Interviews for leading positions will be conducted in Jan. and Feb. in Cambridge, UK and Cambridge, MA, USA. Queries and applications should be sent to The subject line should specify the discipline, subdiscipline, position, and the advertisement reference.

College of Science and General Studies, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Alfaisal University is a private, non-profit research university that will produce capable professionals and leaders. Programs in business, engineering, medicine, and science begin in autumn 2008. Before entering University, students complete a 1-year preparatory program that emphasizes English language, math and science. The College offers a 4-year degree program in genetics and life sciences, and provides core courses in the humanities for all students. The curriculum will involve problem-based and technologically enhanced learning, with the goal of training students to use systems—and critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. The College seeks faculty with teaching and research expertise in the life sciences, physics, mathematics, chemistry, English language literature, ethics, Arabic language and literature, and Islamic studies. Attractive salaries and benefits. Send queries and applications to or Include CV and names of 3 references. Deadline is 15 Jan.

Researcher—Editorial and Client Support, 25 hours/week, Mon.-Fri. 17.00–22.00. Oxford Analytica is an international consultancy drawing on the scholarship of Oxford and other universities worldwide to provide its clients with strategic analysis of national and international developments on a daily basis. The successful applicant will perform a wide range of duties in support of a busy Oxford-based editorial team and the company's international clients. A university degree in a discipline relevant to the firm's core activities is essential as is a keen interest in international affairs. Organisational and research skills, computer literacy, and the ability to interact effectively and professionally with both clients and members of staff are also required. Normal working hours are 17.00 –22.00 each business day. Closing date 31 Dec. Salary dependent on experience. Applicants must be entitled to work in the UK. Full CV and letter of application to Sally Martin at

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Houses to Let

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our website at and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax or email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email:

North Oxford Property Services. Specialising in Oxford city centre letting. Established 17 years. We offer quality accommodation for academics and students. If you have a property to rent or you are looking to rent in the city centre then ring our friendly staff or come and visit our central Jericho office. We value your custom. 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web:

Freestanding stone cottage in quiet cul-de- sac, Old Headington. Walking distance to shops, buses and hospitals. Off-road parking in walled garden. Open plan with loft bedroom, furnished and fully equipped. Broadband compatible. Suit couple or single. Rent £925 p.c.m. Available Jan. Long lease preferred. Tel.: Rosemary, 01865 768775.

To let: charming, furnished house in Headington, ideal for 3–4 people sharing or family. Four bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, kitchen fitted to high standard, utility room, dishwasher and washing machine, spacious back garden. Close to London Rd, Headington shops, schools and hospitals. £1,200 p.m. Call Julia 07879 400114 or email

Edwardian terraced house in Central Oxford (Iffley Fields), a quiet location next to University Sport Grounds. Four bedrooms (1 of the 3 double bedrooms is a loft conversion with great views), 2 bathrooms (1 en suite). Wooden floors throughout, south-facing garden, summer house. A short walk from the city centre, well connected to the Ring Road and the M40. Available from Jan., £1,400 p.c.m. Ideal for a family. Contact: 07901 506853.

Three-bedroom, unfurnished house over 2 levels available to rent £1,100 p.m. Two mins. walk to Oxford train station, 10 mins. walk to city centre. Hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen (fitted oak cupboards, fridge, dishwasher, washer, drier), 3 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower and bath, g.h., enclosed attractive rear garden. Contact Pearce Alder & Co., 33 Botley Rd, 01865 246502—ask for Fraser residence.

To let: 4-bed house with pool just a few mins. walk from main campus Monash Uni, Melbourne. Fully furnished. Available Jan.–Aug. Reasonable rent. Email: or call 07810 657559.

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Flats to Let

Charming Montmartre apartment, 5th floor (with elevator). Montmartre, rue Lepic, metros Blanche and Abbesses. Bedroom, sitting room with sofa, study with mezzanine bed. Very quiet although busy lively street with shops and restaurants. Easy ride to Bibliothèque Nationale. Perfect for 2. Available from May to Oct 2008 plus Christmas vacation. Other possibilities. 1,100 _ p.m. Please contact or call 33274530457.

Sunny, modern, fully furnished 2-bed apartment available for rent from Jan. Idyllic rural scene of meadows and stream from bedrooms to the rear and Victorian cityscape from south-facing balcony. Pick-your-own farm, Thames riverside walks, parks and golf range all nearby. Located in West Oxford, 10 mins. walk to railway station, 15. mins city centre. Secure off-street parking. £950 p.m., excl. bills. Photos available. Email:

Flat to rent, available early Jan. in quiet area off Iffley Rd. Short walk to buses, shops and local amenities. Recently refurbished to excellent standard, comprising entrance hall, 2 double bedrooms, living/dining room, fully fitted new kitchen, new bathroom (shower over bath), driveway, garage, front garden, private rear garden, greenhouse. Suit couple or single. Unfurnished, would furnish if required. £795 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 07960 858872. Email:

North Oxford : 2-bed fully furnished south-facing flat. Shared sunny garden and garage. Living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. In quiet street off Woodstock Rd. Easy access to bus route into city centre. Rent £800 p.m. Available from 1 Dec. Tel.: 01865 513688 or email

Light, spacious and quiet studio apartment, fully furnished. Cooking facilities, separate bathroom and lobby area, with c.h. Available from l Jan. £500 p.c.m. incl. of bills. Email: or tel:01865 245280.

Flat to let—North Oxford. Furnished flat in family house, Woodstock Rd, approx. 1.75 miles from centre. S/c on first floor where there is a sitting room with balcony, bedroom, shower room. Own entrance on ground floor to fully fitted kitchen for exclusive use of tenant but not s/c. C.h. Available mid-Feb. £600 p.c.m., all incl., minimum 3 months. N-s. Single person only. Tel.: 01865 514804.

Double-bedroom penthouse apartment close to Summertown. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Available for 1 month from 1 Feb. and ideal for visiting professional. £1,500. Please call Medics on the Move (Oxford) Ltd.: 01869 327577.

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Accommodation Offered

Thomas Merrifield Lettings. We let and manage property throughout Oxford and Oxfordshire and always have a good selection of furnished and unfurnished properties available for 6- or 12-month lets. We have a team of dedicated staff based in Jericho in Oxford and would be delighted to help you with your accommodation search. Please phone us on 01865 515900. Fax: 01865 310823. Email: Website:

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel.: 01865 311011. Website:

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee and kettle, refrigerator and microwave, c.h. and independent heating, broadband. Very moderate terms, linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Flat-share, central/north Oxford, spacious, sunny apartment. N-s. Washer, DVD player, video, broadband, 2 toilets, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional. £320 p.m. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

South-facing room available in family home north of Summertown. £90 p.w., incl. use of kitchen, facilities, gas and electricity, wireless internet. Contact or 01865 559061.

Responsible, reliable n-s house-sitter(s), no children, wanted for 3 months mid-Jan.–mid Apr. Comfortable North Oxford townhouse, quiet street, close to city centre, off-street parking; would suit visiting academic(s). £500 p.m. References required. Please ring 07973 841482.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3- and 4-star self- catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 mins. from city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Website: Email:

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please call us on 01865 311696, fax us on 01865 511010, email or visit our website at

Luxury serviced apartments in the centre of Oxford. Ten per cent discount for all members of, or visitors to, the University of Oxford. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, separate lounge/diner. Computer, printer, Internet access, satellite TV, allocated parking, secure entry system, welcome pack and much more. Minimum of 2 nights' stay. Contact Ambassador's Oxford on 07795 955918. Email: Website:

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Office Accommodation available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 mins. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities complete—BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 01865 764777 or email us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our website at and see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011. Website:

House-sitting offered. Are you going away for Christmas? Mature, responsible woman, visiting relatives in Oxford, would be able to house-sit and can take care of cats, plants, etc. in return for a place to stay. Available Boxing Day into the new year. Excellent local references. Please contact or leave a message at 01865 512747.

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river, and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Paris—Marais—delightful 1-bed apartment, ideal for 2 adults (plus 2 children). First floor with large sitting room with en suite kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom (shower). The flat is surrounded by a balcony with lovely views over the square and gets plenty of sunshine. Available for short or medium lets. Website: Contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain by email on or by phone 07957 588448.

To rent: converted stone barn in idyllic setting 24 km south of Florence, Italy. Sleeps 4, reasonable rates. Long-term rent negotiable. For more information please contact Tel.: 0039 3400777735 or 005 807 1354.

Orkney, Papa Westray. Comfortable 4- star self-catering cottage, in peaceful position near sandy beaches on this small friendly island. Seals, birds, archaeological sites, well-stocked shop are nearby. Sleeps 4 (twin and double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms). Open-plan sitting, dining areas, well-equipped kitchen. Strictly n-s. Inclusive weekly charges £190– £340. For photos and details please visit To book, email or phone 01857 644211.

Lot, France. Cottage in small village in beautiful Célé valley between Cahors and Figeac. Sleeps 4 (double, twin). Calm, walking, flowers, butterflies; bikes, including tandem; canoes available. £150 p.w. Mar., Apr., May, June, Sept., Oct.; £300 July, Aug. Possibility independent (with caveat) double and bunk beds; ditto French teaching (retired C.E.E. / scholarship teacher). For more details, photos please contact

Christmas/New Year in Pembrokeshire? Our snug holiday cottage near Fishguard is available for £220 p.w. or £400 per fortnight over this period. Fifteen mins. walk from coast, 5 mins. drive to shops, pubs, restaurants. Quiet rural setting, wood/coal stove, storage heaters, books galore. No TV. Suit 2 or maybe more, dogs welcome. Tel. 01348 872080 or email

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